Engineered Rigging’s new Pipe Modular Lift System (PMLS) is claimed to eliminate the hazards of suspended loads, impacts from wind, and reliance on cranes by employing a platform that mechanically raises and lowers heavy components.
According to the vendor, it provides a safer, faster method of lifting equipment and materials up and into elevated locations based upon site-specific needs. The system offers lifting capacities of 400, 800 and 1,200 tons at a vertical travel distance of 50 ft or more depending on the application, with exact height tailored to match project requirements. The standard column section can be increased in 10-ft increments or customized to meet client needs. It can be constructed in square, rectangular and round layouts based on site-specific conditions. It is designed for 5% side loading with clear span openings configurable to 50 ft or larger. The PMLS ships in 12 standard ground transportation trailers without wide load or heavy load requirements. With a lifting speed of 20 in. per minute, Engineered Rigging’s PMLS is twice as fast as strand jack systems. If the PMLS loses power, the load remains safely in place on the secured platform until power is restored. The PMLS is designed to withstand 120 mph (193 km/h) winds and operates in winds up to 50 mph.